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The Hirsh Health Sciences Library offers full online access to The CRISPR Journal, a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to cutting-edge research in the field of gene editing. The bimonthly journal features research articles, perspectives and commentaries, editorials, and more written by experts in the field.

Green and white text reading "The CRISPR Journal" on a dark colorless background.

Topics covered by The CRISPR Journal include:

  • Bioethics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Embryonic development
  • Gene drives
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetic diseases
  • Genetically modified foods
  • IP and patenting
  • Microbial immunity
  • Organ transplantation
  • Synthetic biology

Recent articles discuss the ongoing ethical debate around editing the genomes of human embryos, the merits of genetically modifying fish to meet food supply demands, and the development of a breed of hypoallergenic cat.

If you are interested in submitting an article to be published by CRISPR, you can find more information here.

Praised by the Washington Post, “For more than 20 years, Health Affairs has been a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in medicine, health care, and health care policy.” as a Tufts community member you have electronic access to Health Affairs from 1981-present. And for those who still enjoy reading print journals, you can find the 2013 issues on the 4th floor and previous years on the 7th. Every month the journal dedicates an exploration of a certain particular health policy topic. So far this year they have covered transforming the delivery of healthcare, a new era in patient engagement, and promoting health and wellness.

As one of the leading journals in health policy and research, Health Affairs has expanded its reach to multimedia. There are a number of Health Affairs podcasts available for free via iTunes.  Their series Narratives Matter feature compelling stories told by practicing doctors and nutritionists. Such stories like “To Fight Bad Suga’, Or Dietes, My Neighborhood Needs More Health Educators” by Joseph F. West, ScD confronts a need for diabetes prevention in his Chicago neighborhood and calls for national prevention programs that place workers at the core. Health Affairs also has a blog that features health policy experts from both sides of the political aisles writing about topics ranging from Access to Healthcare and the Workforce. 

Want to know more information about Health Affiars and journals like it? Get in touch with the library!

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